Sibling relationships; Larkin Poe; Mary Barbour
It's more often than not life's longest relationship - you may simultaneously love and loathe them, but you can never divorce them - siblings. In the nineteenth century, the 'long family' was the norm, with multiple siblings growing up together in very close quarters. The decline of this family structure at the beginning of the twentieth century altered the nature of our sibling relationships and heralded the beginning of the 'vertically extended' family. Jane talks to Professor Leonore Davidoff from Essex University, about the hitherto neglected history of brothers and sisters and is joined by counsellor Keren Smedley to discuss the tensions between siblings and how to resolve them; Larkin Poe play live; Helena Kennedy on the findings of the Scottish inquiry into human trafficking; and the story of Mary Barbour, Glasgow's WWI political activist.